NASA News: NASA Deputy Administrator Garver To Visit Fairfax County School Tuesday

WASHINGTON -- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will speak to the
Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Va., on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. EDT.

The event is part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Nifty
Fifty (times 2) Program. The Nifty Fifty program sends more than 100
top scientists and engineers into Washington-area schools before the
festival to inspire middle and high school students' passion for
science and engineering.

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact
Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609.

The festival will take place April 28-29 at the Walter E. Washington
Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW in Washington. As the
country's only national science festival, this venue increases public
awareness about the importance of science and encourages youth to
pursue careers in science and engineering
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Reporters Invited To NASA Tech Day On The Hill March 28

WASHINGTON -- Journalists are invited to visit "NASA Technology:
Imagine. Innovate. Explore," an agency technology showcase on
Wednesday, March 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. EDT in the Gold Room (room
2168) of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. Remarks
from hosting members of Congress and senior NASA officials are
expected at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The event provides an opportunity to learn how NASA space and
aeronautics technology helps enable agency goals while creating or
improving products and services that benefit life here on Earth. NASA
Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori
Garver will attend the event. Attendees also will have the
opportunity to discuss traveling in space with Astronauts Mike
Massimino and Mike Good.

Companies displaying technologies include EA Sports, Redwood City,
Calif.; ASA Analytics, Waukesha, Wisc.; NVision of Bay St. Louis,
Miss.; L'Garde Inc., Tustin, Calif.; Zephyr Technology of Annapolis,
Md.; and A&P Technology and Lambda Technology, both of Cincinnati. In
addition, six NASA centers will have exhibits that show how the
latest space technology advances medicine, improves water quality,
designs safer and more efficient airplanes and brings new solutions
to everyday challenges.

Hosting the event are Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.); Rep. Chaka
Fattah (Pa.), ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee
on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Sen. Sherrod
Brown (Ohio) of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and Sen. John
Boozman (Ark.) of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will be on hand to discuss how
investments in space technology and innovation act as a catalyst for
America's new technology economy. NASA hosts will be joined by other
members of Congress interested in advancing American innovation
through space technology.

More information about NASA technology and innovation is available at:



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